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Hey! Why isn’t my donation listed?

February 9th, 2009 No comments

UPDATE: Fixed! Now your donations will appear in the total instamagically! Woo hoo!

In order to keep everything on the up-and-up and tax-deductible, your donation is being made directly to Off the Street Club. After they receive a receipt from PayPal, they forward it to me. It’s a temporary solution until we can find a better way to automate the process, but rest assured your dollars are being counted and weighed!

If you’re really worried your donation didn’t go through, just contact me directly at and I’ll make sure you’re all set. Thanks so much for donating!

Let’s Get this Party Started!

February 8th, 2009 No comments

For weeks, I’ve been grooming, conditioning, stretching, and toning, and now my beard’s finally become the talk of the town. But it needed purpose, direction– a mission— and now it’s got one: lifting heavy objects. Heavy objects and the human spirit.

What kinds of objects? All kinds of objects. I’ve warmed up with birdhouses, lamps, and plastic plants. I’ve trained with globes and framed pictures of Tom Selleck. But from here on out, it’s up to you: please click here to donate to Chicago’s Off the Street Club. Every Wednesday, I’ll announce the total amount donated, every Thursday you’ll make your suggestions, and every Friday, my beard will lift one pound for every hundred dollars raised.

So if we raise $100, that’s a one-pound object: a box of butter, perhaps. If we raise $500, that’s a chihuahua or a battery for a 2002 KTM EXC Racing Four Stroke. At $1,000, we’re talking real hair-pullers: perhaps five baseball bats, or a medium-sized bowling ball. Or a baby.

Let’s put my beard to the test! Let’s see what Things My Beard Can Lift: donate today!